What was I Thinking!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickencrazylady, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. chickencrazylady

    chickencrazylady In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2011
    In the beginning of Sept 2010 I got a Silkie roo, knowing that my roo would need company, I then by the end of Aug 2011 had 9 hen for him. Silkie-boy loves his harem. Having watched all my chicken grow into beautiful birds and see how they interact with me and themselves it has been interesting.

    Well 3 weeks ago they started laying eggs! [​IMG]

    But.......I am going to start to do chicken math, 7 x7 = 49 eggs in 1 week! WHAT WAS I THINKING!!! And I still want more chickens!!!! Even my hubby wants to expand and may explore exotic chickens for fly-tying small home business.

    I love my chickens, they make me smile and laugh if I am feeling down. They can be work, but I enjoy going out into the coop and cleaning it out for them.

    Smelling all the fresh pine shaving brings back good memories of life on the old farm when I was a kid!

    Now seriously people I don't know enough people to even give my eggs away!!! What can I do with them all!!! HELP!!!! I think that either I will have to become a souffle, quiche expert very soon. Or pickle eggs anybody????

    Well I should go now as I need to go and boil up a dozen or so egg and make you guessed it deviled eggs!!

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Quote:You could sell hatching eggs, donate to your local food pantry, sell the eggs for crafts, blow the eggs out for a art project
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You can also scramble some eggs and feed 'em back to the girls - they'll like that and it's good for 'em!
  4. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

    Jun 3, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    You could put an ad on Craigslist and let friends and families know you have eggs to sell. It might take a few weeks or even months, but you'll eventually build up a good customer base.
  5. juliecarkhuff

    juliecarkhuff Chirping

    Sep 8, 2011
    I donate all of my extra eggs to the local senior center. they love them.

  6. You could donate them to the local shelter or church foodbank. There are plenty of pop tarts for poor kids, but healthy fruit, veggies and good protein sources like eggs are usually hard to come by. Spam just can't come close [​IMG]

    Or you can freeze them for use in baked goods. And you can also store them in stuff called "water glass" At least I think that's what it's called. read about it a while back but never have used it. I think it was more popular before the factory farm made eggs nonseasonal.

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